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TDPS Speaker Series: The Making of Antíkoni

Panel Discussion | November 8 | 4-5:30 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology


Jenni(f)er Tamayo, Director and TDPS Graduate Student, UC Berkeley's Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies; Beth Piatote, Playwright and Associate Professor, Native American Studies, UC Berkeley's Department of Ethnic Studies; Mark Griffith, Professor of Classics and Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies, UC Berkeley's Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies; Catherine Cole, Divisional Dean of Arts, University of Washington, School of Drama, University of Washington

Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies, Department of Classics, Native American Studies, Arts + Design, Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology


This panel offers diverse perspectives on the intellectual, practical, and political aspects of making the play, 'Antíkoni', presented in staged readings at the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology on November 6-7, 2018. The panelists will discuss the play’s engagement with the Sophocles tragedy 'Antigone', the contemporary conflicts over human remains, and the play’s inaugural reading in the Hearst Museum.

Questions to be considered:

What are the merits and challenges of adapting classical theatre to contemporary Indigenous struggles?

How do the multiple forms of storytelling by embodied and disembodied voices in the play reverberate in spiritual and political ways?

How do unresolved histories of colonial violence on university campuses and museums affect performances?


All Audiences

Free Event | Reception to follow


tdps@berkeley.edu, 510-642-1677